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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak slams Ashton Kutcher over Jobs comments

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Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has slammed Ashton Kutcher over comments made ahead of the release of Steve Jobs biopic Jobs.

In a statement published on Gizmodo, Wozniak clarifies that he still enjoyed the film, despite claims to the contrary.

“I thought the acting throughout was good. I was attentive and entertained but not greatly enough to recommend the movie. One friend who is in the movie said he didn’t want to watch fiction, so he wasn’t interested in seeing it,” Wozniak says.

“Ashton made some disingenuous and wrong statements about me recently (including my supposedly having said that the ‘movie’ was bad, which was probably Ashton believing pop press headlines) and that I didn’t like the movie because I’m paid to consult on another one.”

“As to compromising principles for money, I will add one detail left out of the film. When Apple decided not to reward early friends who helped, I gave them large blocks of my own stock.

According to Wozniak, the film should be viewed as a dramatic retelling rather than as an accurate historical re-enactment.

“I felt bad for many people I know well who were portrayed wrongly in their interactions with Jobs and the company.”

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Andrew Sadauskas

Andrew Sadauskas is a former journalist at SmartCompany and a former editor of TechCompany.

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